I own a Trango 3, which I have had for many years. Great tent. This is a 4 season tent, not a 3 season. Much more robust. Not mostly mesh, like the 3 season tents. Made for cold and inclement weather. You pay a price with the weight, but if you need to anticipate adverse conditions, this is a tent you would want. Competes with the high end Northface 4 season tents. I also own a Nemo Lohsi 3p tent which is a great 3 season tent, but I wouldn't use it for winter or early spring or late fall camping up here in Minnesota. With a couple dogs and 2 people, I would definitely go with the 3 or 4 person tent.